Many children are still financially dependent upon their parents after the end of their secondary schooling.

A parent can ask a Court to make a “maintenance” order for a child over the age of 18 if the child has special needs relating to education or training, or a disability. The Court looks at the needs of the child and the capacity of the child and each parent to meet the child’s needs.

An agreement about maintenance for a child over the age of 18 can be documented in a consent order, which is binding and enforceable, or in a Parenting Plan which is not enforceable.

 

 Galbally & O'Bryan's team of Family Law experts can assist you.

Partner Andrew O’Bryan and Senior Associate Elizabeth Gray are expert Family Law lawyers.

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Andrew O’Bryan

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Elizabeth Gray

 

 

Andrew and Elizabeth will review your case and provide clear, easy to follow advice and take action to give you the best possible outcome.

 

How to contact our Office

 

Melbourne Office
259 William Street 
MELBOURNE VIC 3000 

T (03) 9200 2533 
enquiries@galballyobryan.com.au 

 

Dandenong Office 
Shop 9/147-151 Foster Street 
DANDENONG VIC 3175 

T (03) 9769 2510 
dandenong@galballyobryan.com.au 

 

Pakenham Office 
Shop 1, 15 John Street 
PAKENHAM VIC 3810 

T (03) 5941 7990 
pakenham@galballyobryan.com.au 

 

The information on this website is of a general nature only and may not reflect recent changes to certain areas of law. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for discussing your situation with a qualified legal practitioner. Contact us for more information.